This test is used to check for the presence of any abnormalities or damage to the tissue of the Prostate. In this test, a small tissue sample of the prostate gland is collected to observe any changes, infections, toxicities, signs of damage or malignancies (cancers or tumors) which might have occurred to the prostate gland due to diseases/conditions or certain medicines.
What is a prostate gland biopsy and why is it done?
The prostate glands are organs in the male reproductive system. The prostate glands secrete the necessary substances required to produce semen. The prostate gland is located at between the urinary bladder and the penis. The prostate biopsy is a method used to analyze the prostate tissue of an individual. The method involves using a fine needle or a surgical instrument to obtain a very small part or a fragment of the prostate tissue to identify the presence of any abnormalities or diseases related to the prostate glands.
What is a Biopsy?
The biopsy is the process of collecting a small sample of tissue from various parts of the body. The sample for biopsy may include skin, the lining of the stomach, kidneys, liver, a fragment of bone or bone marrow, etc. This procedure is more like a minor surgery and an individual may recover within a day to one week based on the procedure. In this type of procedure, your doctor administers a small dose of local or systemic anesthetic during the surgery and collects a small sample of tissue from the suspected organ and is sent to the laboratory for further analysis.
Why is this test done?
This test is recommended if you experience any symptoms of like lower abdominal pain, fatigue, burning sensation during urination, loss of bladder control, frequent urination, loss of weight, fevers, etc. This test is also recommended when regular X-Rays and blood tests are not enough to diagnose the presenting conditions/diseases like prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate, sexually transmitted diseases, infections, etc.
Inform your doctor if you are on any medications, have any allergies or underlying medical conditions before your TRUS Biopsy Prostate Tissue. Your doctor will give specific instructions depending on your condition on how to prepare for TRUS Biopsy Prostate Tissue.
It is recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol and certain medicines like painkillers, blood thinners, nutritional supplements, from one week before undergoing this test. Please contact your physician for necessary advice and instructions before undergoing this test.
The normal test results may vary depending on age, health history, medical condition, etc. The collected tissue sample is subjected to various tests and stains to identify the presence of any diseases or conditions.
Positive test results may indicate the presence of any tissue abnormalities or diseases.
The test results may be negative if there is no presence of any disease or condition.
Please consult your health provider after receiving your lab reports for further diagnosis or medical intervention based on your clinical condition.
|MALE||All age groups||The observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings|
|FEMALE||All age groups||The observations are reported by the pathologist depending on the histopathological findings|